Apr 23, 2007
Chuhak & Tecson Partner Receives U.S. District Court Pro Bono Service Award
Daniel J. Fumagalli, a partner with the Chicago Loop law firm of Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., is a recipient of the 2007 Pro Bono Service Award from the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. The award was presented to Fumagalli at the eighth annual Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service for his work on behalf of a client who could not afford legal services.
In 2005, Fumagalli began representing Jacqueline Green for her race discrimination in employment case, settling successfully in 2006. U.S. District Court Judge John W. Darrah nominated Fumagalli because his work on behalf of Green merited special consideration.
"At all times in discharging his pro bono obligations, on behalf of the client that he was appointed to represent, Mr. Fumagalli was prompt, prepared and an aggressive advocate, and above all, courteous and respectful to the court, to his client and to his adversary," said Darrah.
Fumagalli concentrates his legal practice in complex commercial litigation, employment and probate and has been a member of the Federal Trial Bar since 1989. He received his undergraduate degree from College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and his Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY, in 1982. He worked as a solo practitioner for several years before co-founding the firm of Fumagalli & Tecson in 1991. In 2002, Fumagalli and his partners joined Chuhak & Tecson.
"I was very surprised and gratified by the nomination and the award," said Fumagalli. "I take the same dedicated approach to every case and every client. In this case, I am especially pleased that we could help a very deserving client."
"Dan is a very bright, insightful and caring attorney," said Andrew P. Tecson, president of Chuhak & Tecson. "He is a strong advocate for his clients, yet he maintains a collegial and friendly attitude with his opponents. Dan achieves a balance that is difficult in the world of litigation."